Low birth weight volume
Volume of low birth weight babies (weighing 500 to 1,500 grams at birth)
Why we measure it - Research shows that physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - The number of patients we care for in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has decreased since 2009. The number of low birth weight neonates (newborn babies) treated at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Fox Valley NICU also has decreased. Many factors can contribute to the number of low birth weight babies, including the number of twins and triplets born each year.
About the data - The graph reflects the number of low birth weight infants admitted to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the last four years.
Related dimensions of care:
- Children's has the only Level 3C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the state, the highest level acknowledged by the American Academy of Pediatrics, capable of caring for any newborn regardless of diagnosis.
- Our physicians attend high-risk deliveries in the Birth Center at Theda Clark Medical Center.
- Be an advocate for your child. Participate in daily bedside clinical discussions and provide any information about your child that may be helpful to staff.
- Follow medical instructions fully and carefully.
- Ask questions if you don't understand the plan of care or if you are not sure how to care for your child.